“The Florida Department of Health grants are stringently reviewed by peers from other states and only the most innovative and impactful projects are funded. Therefore, I am very proud of the accomplishments of the UF Health Cancer Center members in receiving such an array of grants this year,” said Jonathan Licht, M.D., director of the UF Health Cancer Center. “These projects each have the potential to make significant advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer, as well as its prevention and treatment. This continues our mission to make a difference in the lives of the residents of Florida.”
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Lan Hoang-Minh, Ph.D.
Mingyi Xie, Ph.D.
Zhijian Qian, Ph.D.
Raymond Mailhot, M.D., M.P.H.
Jonathan Licht, M.D.
James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program
Chengguo Xing, Ph.D.
Daiqing Liao, Ph.D.
William G. Bankhead and David Coley Cancer Research Program
Alison Ivey, R.N., M.S., OCN, CCRP, and Melissa Lynn
Alison Ivey, R.N., M.S., OCN, CCRP, was promoted to chair of the NRG Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse Subcommittee. Clinical Research Office study coordinator Melissa Lynn was elected to the subcommittee.
Christian Jobin, Ph.D., received a $1,361,412 NCI Multi-PI R01 CA200395 grant for his study titled, “Exploiting microbiota metabolism for colorectal cancer prevention.”
Nosha Farhadfar, M.D.
Nosha Farhadfar, M.D., gave two presentations: “Severity of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Associated Healthcare Resource Utilization, Cost and Outcomes” on Feb. 8, and “Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Associated with Persistent Fatigue in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Survivors” on Feb. 9.
Dr. Farhadfar also presented a proposal to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation (CIBMTR) during a TCT meeting that was accepted — proposal #2010-180 “Racial, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Disparity in Outcome of Patients with Chronic Graft versus Host Disease.”
Dejana Braithwaite, Ph.D.
Dejana Braithwaite, Ph.D., participated in the National Institutes of Health Health Services Quality and Effectiveness (HSQE) study section.
Michael Gutter, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D.
Michael Gutter, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D., received a USDA Telemedicine Infrastructure Grant that will establish telemedicine capacity in 13 rural county extension offices. The goal is to create access for rural oncology, cardio, and pediatric endocrinology patients who lack sufficient access to broadband for telemedicine at home.